Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser has described last Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the best day of his life after he bumped his way into the field for this weekend’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
The American not only made the field but he bumped double world champion Fernando Alonso in the process.
The spot on the grid was made all the more special given the fact that last week there were reports that Juncos Racing wouldn’t make the 500 as their main sponsors pulled out.
The team showed fantastic resilience and made the field having worked incredibly hard.
Speaking following the final practice before Carb Day, Kaiser said:
(Sunday) was definitely the most exciting day of my life. I never, ever thought I’d be that excited to be last, ever! I think that’s the crazy thing about this race; there’s no other race in the world you’d be that excited to be (in that position). It just shows how hard it is to get into this race. It’s probably the most competitive year ever, in my opinion. I can’t remember when it was that hard to qualify and there were that many people trying to get in. Unbelievable job by the team. Getting in showed all the work this team put in over the past few days.”